COVID-19 NC: Protests, Patient Care & Disparities

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Every Friday, BPR's Helen Chickering talks with NC Health News Founding Editor Rose Hoban. This week they discuss the latest COVID-19 metrics , how coronavirus is changing patient care in hospitals, the potential impact of protests on the coronavirus curve, the disproportionate number of COVID-19 cases among communities of color and a new task force formed to address many of the inequities that contribute to those statistics. HC: So, let’s start with a look at the numbers, which keep rising. As of Friday (6/5) there are now more than 33-thousand cases in the North Carolina. Lots more testing is happening, and officials keep saying the percent positive is relatively stable. But with ongoing mass gatherings like protests, you have to start wondering. Right, we had a record number of positives yesterday (Thursday) and you could make the argument now, I haven't looked at the break-down on the map to see where they were, but you could make the argument that there were some mass events over

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